salmon dish set on a table with white wine

Dine at Hacienda AltaGracia

Farm-to-fork. Locally inspired.

FARM-TO-FORK TAKES ON A DEEPER MEANING HERE
“La Huerta,” our 20-acre sustainably-managed farm, is still managed by Eladio Soto, the same local who tendered the hacienda during AltaGracia’s days as a coffee plantation. But instead of beans, he now focuses his energy on cultivating the best local fruits and vegetables for our restaurants, from Ambar, our signature fine-dining restaurant overlooking the valley to the casual, poolside Vistaverde.
dim light dining room with tables all set
Dine under the romantic dim light of Ambar
delicious closeup of pastry and ice-cream
Savor this tarty dessert a la mode
seated couple overlooking beautiful green mountains
Enjoy the lush, endless green mountains and wispy mountains
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Ambar

Here’s where you’ll find modern, artful interpretations of local Costa Rican flavors and traditions, resulting in dishes such as pan-seared rainbow trout filet with ginger foam and a coconut-y seafood stew served with cassava gnocchi.
  • Open 6:30am - 10:30 for breakfast, and 6:30pm - 10pm for dinner, daily
  • Located on the terrace overlooking the valley
  • Mood is elegant and romantic
outdoor straw hut illuminated at dusk

Private Dining

When you crave a night unlike any other, our chef will craft a menu personalized for your special occasion. It will unfold in your suite or casita, in one of our open-air palapa-thatched Ranchos or in the La Cava wine room in an atmosphere of understated romance—created for you two and for one unforgettable moment in time.

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WHAT'S COOKING

Get a richer understanding of the flavors of Costa Rica by joining our locally-inspired culinary events, classes, and tastings.

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Stories from Hacidenda Alta Gracia

Do Bird-Friendly Brew

“Am I really here? Can you pinch me?” said my husband almost every morning during our coffee-sourcing trip to Hacienda AltaGracia. We came to select the perfect beans for our shop in Vancouver, as Costa Rica is considered one of the best coffee growing regions in the world - it's the only country where it's illegal to produce any type of coffee other than 100 percent Arabica beans. Though we tried the renowned Tarrazú Geisha coffee before - the most expensive coffee ever sold by Starbucks - we came for the bird-friendly beans found in the Perez Zeledon mountains, an area where mountainous terrain and warm temperatures collide to form the ideal conditions for Arabica beans to flourish.

sarah broughton
Coffee Aficionado
Guest
2018
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The chef and his team

MEET THE CHEF

Executive chef Ramces Castillo revels in pairing classical cooking techniques with the flavors of Latin America, a combination he’s mastered during his more than ten years spent helming top restaurant positions in St. Lucia, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. At Hacienda AltaGracia, he takes pride in getting up to 80 percent of his fruits and vegetables from the resort’s 20-acre sustainably-managed farm, and regularly leads guests on garden tours to help harvest items for dinner.